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Antonia Juhasz

Senior Researcher, Environment and Human Rights
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Antonia Juhasz is a Senior Researcher on Fossil Fuels in the Environment and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Antonia brings more than two decades of experience working at the intersection of fossil fuels, climate, and human rights.

As an award-winning investigative journalist, Antonia has reported from the frontlines of fossil fuels, conflict, and the climate crisis, writing for outlets including Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Newsweek, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Star-Johannesburg, The International Herald Tribune, and Cambridge University Review of International Relations Journal. Antonia has reported from Afghanistan, Guyana, Tajikistan, the Alaskan Arctic, the Ecuadorian Amazon, Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” the Alvin submarine at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the 2015 Climate Accords in Paris, the efforts to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, and more. Antonia’s work features in-depth investigations of the fossil fuel industry and its on-the-ground impacts, environmental and climate justice, human rights, solutions journalism, and a focus on marginalized and frontline communities at the forefront of resistance movements.

Antonia is the author of three books: Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil SpillThe Tyranny of Oil, and The Bush Agenda. She has also contributed essays and chapters to books, including Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Globalization, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Antonia is the recipient of the Scripps Fellowship at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, the Investigative Reporting Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, and she was a Poynter Fellow at Yale University. Antonia developed the course, “Fossil Fuels and the Climate Crisis” at Tulane University and will be reprising it at Johns Hopkins University.

Previously, Antonia founded and led the Energy Program at Global Exchange, an international human rights organization, was the Project Director at the International Forum on Globalization, and worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Washington, DC offices of two U.S. Members of Congress. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Brown University.